Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
A brewer of many years, Scott Linden of Star’s breakfast show Scotty and Kaley started like many amateur brewers with a Coopers homebrew set.
After years of experimenting, Scotty launched his very own beer, the Bald Eagle Brew, at Red Dog Brewery last week, with lucky listeners and special guests there to get the first taste.
“About 18 months ago, I moved to whole grains, I buy 25-kilogram sacks of grain, crush it up and make it on my back deck at home,” Scotty said.
“I just like beer and I like different beers.
“I made this one, I’ve got another one at home which is different again and my next brew will be different again.
“I just find different recipes, try it out and see how it turns out.”
With the help of co-host Kaley, Star and Red Dog Brewery, the first pots of Bald Eagle Brew were poured last week, even getting the tick of approval from Red Dog’s head brewer Woodsy.
“It’s pretty cool having my own beer actually on a tap at a proper brewery,” Scotty said.
“It’s good fun.”
Member for Dawson Andrew Willcox was the first to try Scotty’s Bald Eagle Brew
A group of lucky Star listeners got their chance to sample the unique beer. Photo credit: Sam Gillespie